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  1. provide built-in docking, ribbon, customizable toolbar/menu/keyboard support! as the goodies in vc++

    latest vc++ versions comes with a powerful GUI suite, including what i've mentioned in the title, and skinning support, tabbed document support, etc...
    but how about the managed world? if microsoft could provide these ASAP, it'll greatly boost WPF's acceptance and bring more people to desktop development.

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    • Add VisibilityTypeConverter to the Visibility enum to allow automatic conversion from bool to Visibility

      Please add the code found in this SO Question:

      http://stackoverflow.com/q/9723605/643085

      Implementing the VisibilityTypeConverter to automatically convert from bool to Visibility in WPF Bindings.

      This is a very little change and will eliminate the need for TONS of boilerplate and unneeded converters. Reducing not only unneeded XAML verbosity but also memory footprint, since converter instances require memory as well.

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      • INotifyPropertyChanged is not needed

        The compiler can be smart enough to automatically add notifications whenever a property is used as a binding source, or in any other situation where notifications are appropriate..

        INotifyPropertyChanged would still be available for use if explicit notifications are needed.

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          Harikrishna Menon
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        • WPF Datagrid Tab to new row after editing

          This problem has been around for a long time and it would be nice to see it fixed in the next version of WPF

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          • iobserveable

            Make Async/Await more usable inn WPF/XAML

            Classes should be able to implement bindable properties which return Task<>.
            All WPF controls should implement IObservable

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            • Make Cider designer hostable

              like WF and WinForms make VS designer hostable

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              • Easier control template customization

                In many cases a simple change to the appearance of a control requires the wholesale replacement of the control template. It seems like there needs to be a more granular method to customizing the control without having to copy and edit the entire control template. It is not always clear what parts of a control template the control depends on such that replacing the template leads to subtle bugs in the controls behavior or display.

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                  • Direct X and Media Foundation Support

                    Support for Web Cam, DVD, Blu Ray, TV Tuner, Radio, All the great stuff we loved in direct show and all future features we will love in media foundation. Bring it to the .net WPF world a little easier!

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                    • Create some 3D controls

                      Make use of the 3d capabilites in WPF with some 3D controls. Put them in the WPF Toolkit if you dont want them in the Main .Net trunk for now. It's fluff, but some fluff is nice now and then. Transitions, front/back controls, etc.

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                      • Create a StrokeGradient Brush

                        Create a stroke gradient brush. For example ... like Charles Petzold has simulated in his blog entry: http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2009/02/Graphical-Paths-with-Gradient-Colors.html

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                        • ChildWindow

                          I really wished that WPF had the child usercontrol template like in sliverlight

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                          • Auto-generate ViewModel interface from {Binding} expressions

                            Have the XAML designer automatically generate an interface for the ViewModel based on the Binding expressions in the XAML. This would give the MVVM pattern better type-safety and eliminate data binding errors.

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                            • Validation with DataAnnotations like in ASP.NET MVC.

                              Also make Entity-Framework fully compatible and integrated with DataAnnotations validation.

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                              • Better custom chrome support for Window

                                It's without a doubt that custom chrome apps are becoming popular, with office as being a leader, and other MS apps.

                                It would be great if full support was baked into the window, I am speaking in terms of:

                                - Better drop shadow support for borderless windows
                                - Retaining animation for minimizing, maximizing windows
                                - Aero snap support
                                - Fixing issues when WindowStyle is none and maximizing causing it to be in Kiosk mode.
                                - Inherent and native support for extending glass into non client area.

                                There are far too much hacking, pinvoking to be done just to achieve these…

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                                • Allow strongly-typed ViewModels, as in ASP.NET MVC.

                                  It would be nice to let us specify the type of a ViewModel, as in ASP.NET MVC - this would allow us to catch a whole swathe of binding errors at compile time.

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                                  • Improved/rewritten RichTextBox especially dictionary languages

                                    The current RichTextBox implementation is buggy, especially regarding listitems. It is also almost impossible to extend (throwing exceptions on an "unrecognised" DP anyone?) with the biggest culrpit being the SpellCheck which has massively limited language support, but has no way to extend/replace the default checker.

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                                    • Depricate WPF & settle on evolving Silverlight ONLY! Too difficult building apps for both!

                                      Please let's just get rid of WPF now, and work on extending Silverlight to have everything you would want in a desktop app as well as a web app. It's too difficult having to worry about building for a superset/subset paradigm.

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                                      • Support the wpf toolkit on codeplex or kill it.

                                        Either support it or put it out of its misery. It is a joke at the moment. Look at the people list, it has 3 people as developers, none of which have visited the site in the last 60 days. And of the 25 people listed as coordinators, one has been there in the last 2 months. Support it or kill it.

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                                        • Improve for overall installation size, memory footprint and cold/cool startup performance

                                          The minimum size of a empty WPF window might take 50 MB. The installer take 240 MB for 3.5sp1, take 50+ for .net4. And after deployment, it might take 500~ 1000 MB for hard drive. The cold/cool startup is also a issue compared to MFC. But actually, .net 2.0 have the overhead, WPF based on it make it worse. If these issues are hard to resolved, maybe there's some tricky ways to try to resolve them in OS level such as pre-installed, pre-cached some essential modules, ...etc. ( Win7 include 3.p5 sp1 in default, how about in the future for…

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